At the beginning of the week it was cooler in the evenings so that is when we were outside. Firefly catching was on the to-do list. It was also fun to practice using my camera in the dark.
Splashpad? Um, yes please! I am so thankful that we have a free splashpad to enjoy this year.
Watching squirrels. I know, sounds kind of boring, right? You would be surprised how much entertainment a couple of squirrels can provide when you hang a pine cone coated in shortening, peanut butter and bird seed on a shepherd's hook. Here they are chilling out in the heat.
We also hit a local state park that focuses on animals local to Illinois. We found several years ago that if you go right before the park closes, most of the animals are active. Here are a few shots from when we were there this past week.